Students’ community service projects earn Strauss scholarships

A program that provides career mentorship to college students and recent graduates on the autism spectrum and those with developmental disabilities. Another that ensures children in the Mojave Desert will continue to learn about healthy eating and sustainability from their elementary school garden. These difference-making initiatives are the beneficiaries of help from two UCLA students who each won one of this year’s Donald A. Strauss Foundation scholarships for community service.

Social justice in the spotlight during UCLA Undergraduate Research Week

An examination of how a museum exhibition that told the stories of HIV-positive people around the world through photographs they took of their daily lives affected people’s attitudes about HIV. An assessment of the effectiveness of a Los Angeles-area non-profit as it tries to empower Black and Latina girls to enact social change through research, training and community mobilization.